Monday, February 12, 2:24 AM
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring) had a frustrating Sunday night in the team's 25-22 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII. The former second-rounder fell to the turf, grabbing his leg in the third quarter but returned shortly after. While 49er fans and fantasy managers could breathe a sigh of relief when he returned, Samuel wasn't able to do much damage after -- or for that matter, before -- the injury. He finished the game with three catches on a game-high 11 targets for just 33 yards. San Francisco also attempted to get Samuel involved in the running game, giving him three carries which turned into just eight yards. He'll most likely be taken near the WR1/WR2 border when fantasy drafts happen in the fall.
Sunday, January 7, 9:37 PM
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Drake London continued his inconsistent campaign during Sunday's regular season finale against the New Orleans Saints. The second-year wideout hauled in four of his nine targets for 41 yards in the loss. This was a perfect example of how the 2023 season has gone for London. The young wideout shows he has the skills to be an impactful player, but the below average performances by his quarterbacks continues to hold him back. London finishes the season with 69 receptions for 905 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The hope is that his value will go up once the Falcons get an upgrade at the quarterback spot. For now, London should be treated as a WR3 heading into next season.
Still trying to decide between Samuel and London? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Deebo Samuel is projected to score 18.5 points this week while Drake London is projected to score 10.3 points.